Pedestrian killed in two-vehicle crash
A female pedestrian was struck and killed following a two-vehicle collision Friday afternoon near Polo Park.
At shortly before
3:30 p.m., emergency services personnel responded to the intersection of Maroons Rd. and St. James St. for a report of a collision involving two vehicles and a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, a 31-yearold woman, was taken to hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead. No other injuries were reported.
Members of the Traffic Division continued with the investigation believe a southbound vehicle making an eastbound turn collided with a northbound vehicle. The northbound vehicle then struck the pedestrian and a traffic light pole.
“We’ve spoken with both drivers,” police spokesman Const. Jay Murray said. “I don’t have any information as to whether they made any kind of evasive manoeuvre (that caused the pedestrian to be struck).”
Investigators ask anyone who may have witnessed the collision or have information concerning the incident to contact the Traffic Division at 204-986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477). Investigators are looking for any traffic cameras or dashboard cameras that may have captured the collision.
“The investigation is ongoing and there certainly is the possibility later on that charges may be laid,” Murray said.
“Investigations of this nature often take a lot of time. There’s a lot of work that (goes) into them.
They need to reconstruct the scene. They need to determine what both vehicles were doing and if there was any criminal (act) or culpability under the Highway Traffic Act.”